Well folks, here we are on the second-to-last day of Round 1. It has been an interesting tournament so far, what with the Prelims and this whole first round. Voting and comments have both been very pleasing to keep track of. But I must say, I am eager to move on to the next round. I have been staring at these Round 1 matchups for over 2 weeks now and I'm looking forward to some new (and perhaps controversial) pairings from the hat. But until we reach that point, there's 4 more matchups to attend to.
Congratulations to Tom and Sayid. Both won by significant margins and have earned a spot in the second round. A round of applause is due for both Charles Widmore and Nikki, as they fought back to decrease the margin of victory late in the day (even if those margins we restored before voting ended). There is only one Main Character vs. Main Character matchup remaining. Will it be tonight?
Tonight we are presented with two "Hatchlings," a Lostie, and our fourth and final Prelim winner. First up, a man that was driven insane by the numbers takes on a man who was nearly driven mad by the numbers. In the second matchup, we have a deliberate murderer taking on an accidental victim. It may not be difficult to predict who will win, but it still gives you a chance to talk up your favorites.
Status: Flashback Character (Alive)
Leonard was in the US Navy and assigned to a listening station in the South Pacific. There, he heard the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 repeated on a transmission. The numbers would ultimately drive him insane. He was admitted to Santa Rosa, where Hurley would later stay. Hurley picked up the numbers from Leonard.
Status: Miscellaneous (Alive)
Desmond has been a set designer, a monk, a soldier and a round-the-world race entrant. This last activity resulted in Desmond crashing his boat on the Island. There he was rescued by Kelvin and brought to the Hatch, where he pushed the Button for three years until Flight 815 crashed. Since activating the failsafe, Desmond seems to have precognitive abilities. His girlfriend Penny continues to search for him.
Status: Lostie (Alive)
Kate grew up in Iowa in an abusive home, always longing to run away. Eventually, Kate blew up her house, killing her father and she has been on the run ever since. She was tracked down and arrested in Australia, but she and the US Marshal crashed with Flight 815. Since the crash, Kate has evolved into a leader amongst the survivors. She has been captured twice by the Others.
Kelvin Joe Inman
Status: DHARMA? (Deceased)
Kelvin served in the United States Army during the Gulf War with Sam Austen. There he met a young Sayid and had him torture a superior Iraqi officer for information. Disgusted with himself, Kelvin claims he left the Army and joined the DHARMA Initiative. He served a lengthy stay inside the Hatch with a man named Radzinsky and later, Desmond. Kelvin was accidentally killed by Desmond during a fight.